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Humanist Funeral Ceremony

There has become a higher demand for non-religious funeral services over the passed years and a humanist funeral ceremony has become more common. You may have already attended a humanist service, or you may not be aware of this choice. Find out how a humanist funeral ceremony may be the right choice for you or your loved ones.

What Is A Humanist Funeral

Humanist funerals are non-religious ceremonies that focus on the deceased and is seen as a very tailored funeral service. The service focuses on their life, achievements, and their relationship through life. It is a celebration of their life and many feel it can be a more positive experience at a difficult time for the deceased loved ones.

Is A Humanist Funeral A New Thing

Humanist ceremonies have been held since 1896, so no humanist funerals are not a new thing. There are many humanist celebrants that can officiate a choice of ceremonies. As 53% of the UK identifies as non-religious, it is becoming more common to undertake a humanist funeral ceremony. As with any funeral service, feeling comfortable with celebrant is important, a humanist celebrant will be able to discuss the service and how it can best reflect the deceased.

What Will The Humanist Celebrant Do

A humanist celebrant will work with the family and friends of the deceased to construct a personal tribute to the deceased and plan all aspects of the funeral service, from readings to the music played. This is a very personal service; they will sit with the family and other loved ones to best construct a funeral service that best reflects them. Humanist funeral services can be held at in any venue such as crematoriums, a cemetery, or green burial site. Your local funeral director will be able to best advise you on your funeral venue.

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